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The Cooperative Research Centres Association is a not-for-profit organisation operating to promote the pursuit of science, particularly through the Australian Government’s CRC Programme.

You don’t have to be a CRC to join, find out more about our types of membership and benefits of joining the association.

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Innovation thoughts

  • Tony Peacock, CRCA CEO
    Australian Innovation System under the microscope

    Innovation and Science Australia, the new body created in last December's National Innovation and Science Agenda, has not sat idle during the election period. The Office of Innovation and Science Australia wound up a series of strategic workshops in Canberra yesterday, developing a 15-year Strategic Plan for Australia's innovation sector.

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Latest news

  • Round 18 update and new Minister

    The CRC Association would like to congratulate the Hon Greg Hunt MP on his recent appointment as Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science. We look forward to working with Mr Hunt and his office in the future.

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CRCs in the news

  • CRC Research Finds Massive Diabetic Foot Disease Costs

    New research from the Wound CRC shows preventable hospitalisation from diabetic foot disease is costing Australia hundreds of millions of dollars each year. Peter Lazzarini, Senior Research Fellow with CRC Participants Queensland University of Technology and Queensland Health, said the importance of early prevention of diabetic foot disease was never more important than in this year’s National Diabetes Week (10-16 July).

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Study with CRCs

If you are thinking about postgraduate study, you’ll also be thinking about postgraduate work.

A third of PhD-trained researchers in Australia work in industry but this proportion is set to boom during your career (in the US it’s more like two-thirds).

So if you are thinking about further study, give some thought to where you’ll end up working and consider training through a Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). CRCs give you industry experience and the chance to work on the major challenges facing Australia.

Find out more about current scholarship/study opportunities at CRCs